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Urban Farming On Rooftops hits New York

Concepts for vertical forests and farms have grown in popularity due to the sustainable future they represent. Not only does the idea of creating vertical high-rise buildings that include trees and vegetation seem like an innovative and interesting idea, but the stylised renderings submitted by the industry’s best also help to create the urban paradise image. 425 more words

Ecology

Philadelphia's Urban Gardens are Growing, But The Affects Go Largely Unnoticed

As the much lauded farm bill cuts food assistance or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for millions of people across the country, urban gardeners are and have been for some time, feeding people in traditionally underserved communities. 804 more words

Community Gardens

Earth Day - urban agriculture in Montreal

Today is Earth Day and in Canada, in 2014, the theme is sustainable cities.

There are several ways that cities can work towards sustainability. These include: investing in adequate green space, responsible community design, “green” buildings and energy efficiency, public transportation, cycling infrastructure, reliable waste and water treatment, effective recycling programs and ensuring access to healthy food. 1,127 more words

Montreal

The USF Seed Library

The USF Seed Library is officially open!

It’s fun and easy. Borrow some seeds, grow some produce, and perhaps collect and dry a few seeds for your next garden, and (optional) bring some back to donate to the library.   76 more words

Gleeson Library

Earth Week 2014 Tuesday: Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone! This year’s theme is “Green Cities.”

Earth Day Network describes the theme:

As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever.

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Thesis/internship opportunities at RotterZwam!

RotterZwam is a young company growing edible mushrooms in the abandoned swimming pool building in Rotterdam. As if that’s not cool enough, using the principles of blue economy, the company grows their mushrooms on used coffee and delivers them directly to their customers, producing zero waste and having a producer-to-customer distance of less than 10 kilometers. 173 more words

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Tornado Watch

Twin Cities ephemera: The latest (last?) snow has melted away, almost as a mirage. A half-cold week that began with the lunar eclipse—an eerie sight in the midnight sky, with Mars and Spica—brought, the following day, about five inches of heavy snow to the backyard: Even before it began falling, the soil temperature had dropped five degrees from the week before. 1,617 more words

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